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November 2018 Archives

Always challenge the results of roadside drug tests

You were pulled over by the police, and because you were nervous, or for other unknown reasons, they decide to search your vehicle. They find a baggie they think contain drugs, and pull out a pouch to test it. The result comes back positive. The problem is, you did not have drugs in your car! But now you are sitting in jail on drug possession charges. What should you do?

Is capital punishment still allowed in Florida?

For an offense as serious as capital murder, there is a possibility that a person could end up sentenced to death. The death penalty, also known as capital punishment, is still allowed in Florida. It is not legal in all states, but since Florida allows it, it can be used as a penalty for those who have committed serious criminal acts.

Prominent Tarpon Springs Couple Accused Of Using Sham Companies To Evade $8.8 Million In Federal Taxes

money-2173148_640.jpgFederal authorities say a prominent Tarpon Springs couple who contributed to a litany of civic and private improvements to the area simultaneously dodged millions in income taxes.

Two Texas Women Indicted On Allegations Of Defrauding Labor Department Of $5.9 Million In Health Care Charges

doctor-563428_640.jpgA pair of Texas clinic workers were indicted by a federal grand jury last week on allegations that they defrauded the Department of Labor out of around $5.9 million through claims for services that were either never rendered or were intentionally miscoded.

Seventeen Saudi Government Officials Sanctioned By OFAC In Relation To Khashoggi Slaying

saudi-arabia-1151148_640.jpgThe United States Federal government announced sanctions on 17 Saudi nationals last week based upon accusations that they were involved in the killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Sarasota Man Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For Allegedly Defrauding Pinellas, Hillsborough Charter Schools

money-1428594_640.jpgA Sarasota man who allegedly defrauded charter schools in Pinellas, Hillsborough, and five other Florida counties was sentenced to two decades behind bars last week.

South Korean Duo Indicted For Allegedly Masking Kickbacks To U.S. Official For Construction Contracts

south-korea-1151149_640.jpgA pair of employees from a prominent South Korean multinational corporation are facing charges for allegedly hiding bribes they paid to a United States official in order to secure contracts with the U.S. Army.

Several Russian Federation Individuals And Companies Sanctioned by OFAC Due To Illicit Activities In Ukraine

russian-flag-1168889_640.jpgTwo Russian nationals and nine Russian companies have been given additional sanctioned by the United States government on accusations that they were involved in "malign activities" intended to destabilize the Ukrainian government.

Detroit Woman Sentenced To Seven Years On Conviction For Defrauding Medicare Of $1.6 Million

medical-563427_640.jpgThe former owner of a Michigan home healthcare agency will be spending the next seven years in federal prison after being convicted last week of defrauding Medicare out of about $1.6 million in fraudulent payments.

Trio Of Tampanians Charged With Fraud In Alleged IRS Fraud Scheme

money-laundering-462674_1280-768x576.jpgA trio of Tampa men are facing federal charges based on allegations that they masqueraded as loan agents and representatives of the Internal Revenue Service in an effort at defrauding people over the phone.

Quartet Of Texans Convicted Of Defrauding Medicare And Medicaid Of Over $3.7 Million

wheelchair-567809_640.jpgFour Dallas-area individuals were convicted by a federal grand jury last week of defrauding Medicare after investigators say they billed over $3.7 million in fraudulent charges.

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